Getting Better, Getting Pickier, Getting Better

Ever seen the Web site There I Fixed It? No? Oh, go! Go now and check it out to see gems like this:...more

Retrospect as Power-Tool!

I had a boss once who'd say, "I don't care what's on your resume. I don't care what you did before; I care what you can do right now." I saw his point when it came to certain b-schoolers on staff, but for my own purposes I thought of it more like, "Hey, sweet! Every day is a new opportunity to do something amazing! No baseline needed!" Yeah, I'm Pollyanna like that. ...more

TCB: Replacement Parts and Sweethearts

Saturday was Shoe-Cleaning Day in my childhood home. We'd get out Dad's wooden shoe-shining box, which I always loved; fish out the right polish and the perfect rag; and set to work taking care of our Sunday shoes.Dad had to have been so patient. I mean, think of it: little kids and shoe polish? Yikes! I do remember putting down newspaper to work on, to spare the carpet — another example of taking time to care for what we had, as modest as it might have been....more